Authorities searching for two missing 14-year-olds

Published 4:48 pm Monday, September 29, 2014

Chilton County authorities are looking for two 14-year-old girls that were last seen Sunday during the early morning hours.

The girls are among four juveniles that have been reported missing in separate cases since Friday afternoon.

The other two that were reported missing have been located.

Missing: Janna Lynn Cowan (left) and Kyndell Brooke East left from a residence in Verbena.

Missing: Janna Lynn Cowan (left) and Kyndell Brooke East left from a residence in Verbena.

Authorities are still looking for Kyndell Brooke East and Jana Lynn Cowan, both 14 and of Verbena.

The two disappeared from a Verbena residence overnight Saturday and were last seen near Peach Park at about 2 a.m. Sunday, according to Sheriff Kevin Davis.

“This is still an ongoing investigation with multiple officers and agencies,” Davis said Monday afternoon. “They were friends who went to school together at Verbena. They spent the night together Saturday. Any help from the public is appreciated.”

Anyone with information about the girls’ whereabouts should call the sheriff’s office at 755-4698.

The girls went missing from a residence off County Road 480. A search of the area was conducted Sunday, and efforts to locate the girls continued through Monday.

East is a white female, standing about 5 feet, 3 inches and weighing 115 pounds. Cowan is a white female, 5 feet tall and weighing 115 pounds.

The girls took clothing with them, so a description of what they were wearing when they were last seen would likely be unhelpful.

Davis said there has been no evidence found that the girls were accompanied by anyone else when they were last seen, or that they had any mode of transportation.

The search for the girls came on the heels of a 17-year-old Verbena student being reported missing on Friday.

The 17-year-old didn’t come home after school on Friday.

Surveillance video taken from the school showed the girl entering a white vehicle, and she was located in Prattville on Sunday.

Hixon Jordan, 27, of Prattville was arrested and charged with interfering with child custody.

The missing girl wasn’t harmed and has been returned to her parents.

Then, Monday morning, a male Chilton County student was reported missing after his whereabouts were unknown over the weekend, but the student was found to be at school Monday.